One of the big lessons learned during COVID-19 for K-12 schools is that tailoring teaching and learning to students’ individual academic strengths and weaknesses as well as their life circumstances is very hard. That is especially the case for students who are already at a disadvantage in America’s education system: kids from low-income families; students of color; English-language learners, and students with disabilities. Yet the evidence of success of personalized learning efforts is still mixed, at best. COVID-19 and the shift to remote learning, either full-time or part-time, have made such efforts even more difficult in many places. Too many students still do not have adequate access to Wi-Fi or digital learning devices to engage in meaningful remote or hybrid learning; opportunities to engage in professional development remain insufficient; and building academic rigor into personalized learning programs is a challenge. This online summit will help Education Week readers brainstorm and gather ideas, strategies, and tactics for meeting students’ individual needs, including bridging the tech equity gaps that can be barriers to meeting those needs.
Taking Stock of Personalized Learning During COVID-19
Tailored Teaching and Deep Learning: What Should They Look Like?
Seat-Time Requirements vs. Mastery of Learning: What Have We Learned?
Getting Technology in the Hands of All Students
From Digital Divide to Digital Connection - Data as a Tool to Support All Students
In partnership with schools across the country, we’ve developed tools and resources for data driven instruction, helping all students reach their full potential. Visit Summit Learning’s booth to see how our schools use data to drive more equitable learning experiences.
Closing the Tech Equity Gap by Investing in Educators
Bridging the tech equity gap in classrooms requires us to do more than just hand children a device. This cultural transformation begins with providing professional development that takes the guess work out of providing access to learning content, strategies for engagement, and tools that give ALL learners a voice. This session will walk you through tools to support a culture of tech equity.
Personalized Learning in a Remote Learning World
With schools transitioned to remote and hybrid environments, the need for personalized learning is more important than ever to ensure every student’s needs are met. Join Microsoft learning consultants, Danielle Olson and Heather Wenzler, who will share real world learnings of how schools are navigating the challenges and using Microsoft Education Tools to drive personalized learning in this new world.
Education Week can provide 1 hour of Professional Development credit for online summits if the educator attends live. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you shortly after the summit has ended. On demand viewing of a summit cannot be used for credit. As with all professional development hours delivered, Education Week recommends each educator verify ahead of the online summit that the content will qualify for professional development in your school, district, county, or state with your supervisor, human resources professional, and/or principal or superintendent’s office.